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Community Mondays – New SSJ Idea! (Not SSJ4 or LSSJ)

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Original post by: Dominick Finch

Read the original post here

Ok first things first this is not about SSJ4 or LSSJ. That makes this different than most the questions I answer in a day already. Haha, just kidding guys, I don’t mind the questions. It’s my job to inform you, which reminds me, yes, Ssj4 and LSSJ are in the plans for the mod. So this isn’t about that. But SSJ in DBC is pretty cool but I think one thing would make it better. Skipping transformations. This is something I have very little recollection of ever hearing. I mean I have talked to a few people (possibly even Jin, I don’t remember) about it, but other than that, no one has mentioned it. Now what I mean when you press a certain combination of buttons you power up instantly to a certain transformation. For example when you press your blood line skill key and you press the number two on you number pad next to your arrows you instantly jump to SSJ 2. Now here is where it differs from all the other ideas I have heard on this topic. Most people prefer a gui setting so when they ascend it skips to their selected transformation. However, not only is that a pain, it is also harder to code as it requires gui work. Button inputs, on the other hand, do not require any gui work, and while they could talk some time, it won’t be as tedious as coding each and every option for a specific form. Same for descending. You’re in SSJ 3 and you press your awoken skill button and number pad 1 you descend to SSJ 1 instead of powering out of SAJ altogether. Alot of people also ask me stuff along the lines of: “Can Jin make it so when you descend you only go down one form?”  One last thing I think Jin should make it once you become SSJG or Super Saiyan Red you can transform back into it without doing the ritual all over again. Not sure if Jin ever plans for this to be a thing. I’ll ask him, but if he doesn’t feel like it should be a thing, he won’t put it in. Unless Dragon Ball Super does it. Then he will. But tell me what you think. Like comment subscribe oh wait this isn’t YouTube.

 

Now to begin covering, the full article is not really a ‘huge’ addition to the mod. It’s not cities, or space, or movie quests, or any of the other countless things we need to have done before the mod can be ‘complete’, but this is a great start. I have always liked to push for accessibility. To me, right now some things are still a bit too confusing. Fusion isn’t really specific, and neither is Super Saiyan God. I want to make a tutorial for Dragon Block C, but right now I feel like after a few updates some changes may make it become outdated. Wasting time is one of my biggest pep peeves (yet I do do it a lot). Either way, this is a great, well structured idea an I love it. Nice job Dominick.

 

Next up is our news section:

Saturday, April 15th. It will be one of the biggest days, not only for the community, but for the mod. This is the first time multiple servers have come together on this scale. Something so grand can only be called THE TOURNAMENT of POWER. And after this is done we will have the Inter Dimensional World Martial Arts Tournament, something that brings everyone, from every walk of DBC, both Single and Multiplayer, to one massive tournament that can support 256 people. That’s right. 256. The bracket is so big that it took me four screenshots just to get it all, and that’s with numbers, not player names. If need be, we can reduce it to 128, but for now, we can go that high. However, only the final 16 will be recorded on livestream. If we do 256 people, our final victor will have trounced 8 total opponents, each of which was stronger than all those before them. Practically speaking, that means our winner is essentially the best DBC has to offer. That’s insane! 
Also, while this is not official, I may be looking to pay an animator to do sprite animation for both final fights of the tournament, as well as giving them a wish (a post on the devblog that will stay up for a while), letting all know their vision of the mod.

Also! I am going to look for modelers and texture makers to assist me in making the quests. I have hit kind of a wall. I want to make more quests, but I really can’t at this point. Our first Sidequest update will most likely contain most, if not all the movie sagas IF I get help from people. Keep in mind these aren’t the final versions of these quests yet, as there are still some features missing from the final version of the mission system, so I will go back to update it.

 

Thanks for tuning in, see you on the next Devblog.

 

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Fun Saturdays – Tournament!

So I have talked about it a lot in the past, a cross-server tourney! Boo-yah! But before I could finalize my rules or get another group of people set up to host one, some servers went ahead and did it for me. Introducing the first DBC:

Tournament of Power!

Hosted by, Asura (Zeito_Kurigaia), Crimson
Organized by: Kazuya Hatamiruu (cowslayer4)

Featuring fighters from these servers:

Dragon Block GT

Fury Gaming

Saiyan Craft

Dragon Block Nova

Dragon Block Xenoverse 3

Dragon Block C Super

Dragon Block C Fighters

Project Kai

Dragon Block: Legend of Z

 

Today is the preliminaries, and I will be streaming the fights as well as answering questions about the mods in the twitch chat!

https://www.twitch.tv/crimsonpants

Join us to watch the fights!

 

Community Tuesday – Duel System

Quick Update: I am changing my Community Monday/Tuesday Format. Instead of posting the original post and running through it below, I will instead bold my input on certain paragraphs/sentences. I will also try to post thoughtful comments in Italics on the post if I feel someone brought up a good point.

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Duel System
Orignal post by: Bronygamer

Hello. I am God, and I will write an idea that will end all tyranny of stronger beings attacking weaker beings all the time. I myself was a victim of such act, therefore I could not stand it, at all. Let’s admit it, being laughed at, insulted and disrespected for being weaker, but then killed because the person killed you felt like it, is an indescribable feeling that all of us have to cope with. Some of us are more affected more than others, resulting in minor mental issues (Mostly in pre-teen age group), some even cry because of that. Well fear not! I am gonna try and help you out by writing this decent-sized post.

The opening is trying to grab you by being relateable. I have seen it on man servers too, sometimes just in chat or having it happen to some of my friends. The problem being that on servers, the only way to grind sagas is to follow the warps usually, and you can have bored high level players there also trying to grin, and they will kill anyone in a hundred block radius because they can. I particularly don’t enjoy this because it leaves a bad taste in ones mouth when it comes to DBC, and can make new players feel like this is just a community full of warp camping jerks who have nothing better to do with their time than stop others from progressing.

However, Harpor(Hp) had to argue against this point specifically, saying this in the comments: I see this as a bad idea, simply because when someone kills me it just makes me want to become stronger so I may defeat them, me and some players i know use it as motivation, also the dbz world isint fair and dbc shouldnt be either, the mod is based on survival, so youre supposed to strive through the agony of being killed and develop tactics and separate grinding spots so you can progress on the server, in my opinion its what makes the mod fun.

To some, having a real, tangible player become your villain and motivation is a prime reason to get stronger, and actually adds play-ability to the mod. Anyway, we have spent too long on the first paragraph, let’s move on.

Time to begin!

The PvP/PVE system:

This system is rather simple, but EXTREMELY helpful. The way it works is that there will be a key that says ‘PvP status’ and it will have a menu that I drew specifically for this post:

PVP idea by God/BGM4447

The picture mostly tells the post by itself. Please add this, Jin. Don’t make weaklings suffer.

The PvE/PvP time cooldown (after you change to each, the cooldown could be configured from .1 to 100 minutes).

When a player hits and gets hit a certain mob in PvE mode, he will be one on one meaning that no other player could hurt the npc until after it’s dead or the player hit it is dead (configured in Config by server whether to have this option or not)

Ok, now we skipped through a bit. This picture has a lot to cover, so we are going to move through it block by block. 

The Upper Left Block: This basically is a ‘tutorial’ on how to duel a player. By pressing a certain key, players may send invites to the player they are looking at. The fact someone invited you will be displayed above the players health bar (or where their health bar would be without ki sense). This means you can see if someone challenges you. Below this you can see a scroll through list of challenges.
Now Jin and I have talked about a Duel system in the past and I have a general idea of how he wants it to be. I can tell you right now the scroll bar won’t be there, because Jin can’t make the GUI take anything but click inputs at this point, at least not right now. A button press to duel someone may not be how it is done either. It may be done all through a GUI, with a chat message displaying that someone challenged you.

The White Blocks: These are the terms of the Duel. Both declare when the duel ends statwise. One also displays an option to weaken the stronger fighter to be equal with his opponent. The last White block simply explains that if the players do not set their options for Ki, Health and whether or not the stronger player is weakened, to the same thing as their opponent, the duel will not begin.
Now setting what health the duel ends at doesn’t seem likely, Jin will probable just have it end at a configurable percentage. Ending it on ki won’t be a thing either, unless Jin feels like it should be, but personally, I don’t see the point. A duel/spar should help you learn how to manage ki better in actual fights. As I said, Jin will probably have it set so that the most you will have to do is press a button and the duel will begin, everything else, like health max will be configurable for simplicity purposes.

Green Block: This is the only block that confuses me. It seems to talk about how the duel cannot end until certain conditions, but it just confuzzles my brain for some reason.

PvE vs PvP: This block is the most interesting. Jin has talked about coding a way that by default, unless players are grouped, you cannot kill anothers saga mobs. It is also planned, or possibly even added already, that random killing players will make you evil. A duel system has been talked about many times, and I have tried to surmise it the best I can, but it’s hard to say exactly how its going to be before Jin tries to code it. Of course I would love a PVP or PVE mode, but I am just not sure it is possible at the moment.

 

That’s it for this Community Tuesday, tell me what you think about Bronies post in the comments below!

WYR Wedsnday – Community Preference

Would you rather:

Have more community events centered around Art, Writing and General Creativity

OR

Have more community events centered around Servers, Building in Minecraft and Gaming in General (Game nights where we overwhelm certain games with our mad skills)?

Please let me know what you want and why in the comments.

 

Also, small announcement about my book that some of you read: Chapter 6 is still in the works, and because I have taken so long, I posted a little something for you to read:

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See you soon!

Tight Thursdays

Hey guys! This posts a little different. I want to read what you guys put, and learn a little more about you. So this weeks topic:

What was your first experience in DBC?

 

My first experience was rather simple, back when the hair was still wool and all the ki attacks were something you had to craft and use. I lived under two mountains that had formed  bridge between them. There wasn’t even a saga system yet as far as I can remember, or I was just too stupid to find it. I had a giant sheep farm next to it, where I sheered for my hairs, as well as my gi. (I used Goku hair and Piccolo gi) It was a good life, and I lived quietly under that mountain for a few weeks until I put it up and left DBC for a while, coming back when you could pick your hair, the sagas were items, and we had a ki bar!

Small Streams

I am going to be streaming randomly all day today (Thursday)

https://www.twitch.tv/crimsonpants

On Saturday, if I have nothing come up, I will stream from 12:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST) to 2:00 P.M. During this time, the community will help me make missions, and we can all add them to the next update together.

 

If the stream is off, just put a message in chat to see if I am there. I am going to be turning it on and off all day thursday when I can host and show DBC work.

Work Backlog – The Reason Why Everything is Being Delayed

So you may be wondering why DBC isn’t getting an update soon, or any of the mods for that matter. That’s because Jins computer broke again. So then, you may ask, ‘What is Crimson Doing?’ Normally, right about now I would be practicing the mission system so I could put all the missions in the moment Jin got back up and running, but the truth of the matter is: My friends heart is decaying away. We don’t like to talk about it, and I know he would hate to feel like the reason I can’t focus on work, but it’s just the truth. It’s hard for me, and all his friends. Just the other day he was rushed to the hospital because his heart beat a bit too quickly. We don’t know for sure if he will recover from this, so I just need to know the end result, bad or good. For my sanity. Every time I sit down to work I think about the things I could be doing with my friends instead, that I don’t appreciate them enough.

I know this isn’t what the devblog was made for, and I don’t want to post my personal problems here, but today I have to, because this one is the very reason that I can’t do the devblog for a little while, nor any work. I need some time to clear my head, get fresh air in my lungs and push forward from this.

I’ll have it all figured out by next week, thank you guys for everything,

Love you,

Crimson

Happy New Year – Writing and Art Contest Winners

Happy New Years guys! Sorry I have been rather inactive lately, I have been enjoying my vacation with my family, and after New Years, I will be back at it again, trying to master the new mission system, and pump out a bunch of things that demonstrate what it can do.

Now on to our December 2016 Art & Writing winners…

Gabr!

Gabr

Gabr has something to suggest for everyone, why don’t you tell him what you think?

“Personally, I’d like to see a revamp to combat, and more goals other than “just get stronger.” An overall more dynamic mod that doesn’t depend on the players making fun artificially (through servers).

And for our second winner, in the writing category:

MinerDoodle!

Miner voted for Gabr, and now you can read his story that won over our judges, over all the others:

Written by MinerDoodles

 

The Fractured Race: Acrosians – By MinerDoodle

Agonising screams ricochet off of the nearby walls, plastered in innocent blood. Small, condensed snickers fill the air as one by one those who stand in the way perish. A family, pleading against their massacre. A simple interjection, followed by a beam through their heads. The assailants feel no remorse, and proceed to take the village over. However, unbeknownst to them, one survivor is left behind in the destruction. The rest of his kind vanquished in the attack, he slowly and quietly escapes, scarred for the rest of his existence.

This survivor: the Acrosian known as Gabr.

 

Many years later…

 

“Gabr! Quickly! They came from nowhere!” One of the locals cries out over the noise of chaos behind him.

“What’s wrong? What is the commotion?!” Gabr exclaims, rushing out of his tent.

“Its…it’s a Saiyan attack! They’re taking revenge on our kind for Frieza’s misdeeds towards them!” explains the villager. Gabr’s expression turns cold, flashbacks of his village’s massacre flooding back to him. His fists tighten.

“We need to move. Now.” Gabr growls, preparing to take revenge for those who fell. Before he can go anywhere, however, a blast comes hurtling towards the villager. He screams, death imminent.

*BOOOOOOOOM*

The blast connects. Gabr stands in front of the villager, arms in an X shape. They steam slightly, scathed by the blast.

“Oi! We have two more over ‘ere! Le’s ge’em!” Yells a burly Saiyan. Behind him is a thinner, more defined Saiyan.  Gabr readies himself. The burly Saiyan rushes with a heavy fist and Gabr simply sidesteps, throwing a hook. It lands and sends him reeling backwards. Gabr presses on, throwing more punches. The Saiyan blocks most of them, taking some of the weaker hits. Gabr spots an opening, and sends a knee straight into his gut. With a heavy groan, the Saiyan takes the hit painfully, stumbles back and then drops. Gabr pounces on him and uses a Ki blast through his heart. The Saiyan goes limp, and Gabr drags his attention to the Saiyan he was with. This one is different. He has an air about him. One you would only expect from someone of worth. He gives of an unnerving feeling, and Gabr is unsure what to do. After what feels like hours, the other Saiyan speaks.

“It was a shame, we could have made something out of him.” He says quietly, pronouncing every word. “But then again, if one is going to rush an opponent such as yourself, one can only expect defeat. And, as expected from your race, it can lead to death.” He notes, nodding his head to his deceased friend.

“So you think we’re all the same? That every one of us is a cold-blooded killer?” Gabr yells, anger flaring at the racism the accustomed Saiyan has.

“Well, going by the display before me, I would have no reason to disagree.”

“Then I’m sure you won’t mind me saying that you pathetic monkeys were nothing but pawns to us, that your lives were nothing but expendable.” Gabr retorts, trying to push for a reaction. The Saiyan squints, then regains composure.

“That may be the case. Hence why we have retaliated. We will take what you have stolen and claim it as our own, rebuilding the Saiyans to what they should be. And, when Vegeta catches wind of this, we will crown him king of the new Planet Vegeta.” He grins, visions of a new kingdom blooming in his mind.

“Vegeta? You mean Frieza didn’t kill the prince?”

“No he did not. In fact, whilst a large majority of us were wiped out in the excplosion, quite a few of us survived. More than you would hope. It’s a shame, isn’t it? How your precious ruler couldn’t destroy a race as “puny” as us. How do you feel, Acrosian?” He giggles, pushing Gabr’s fury to its breaking point.

“I feel like you should keep your damn mouth shut!” Screams Gabr, rushing the Saiyan. His expression flips, turning stone dead. He readies, then blocks Gabr’s punch. Grabbing the outstretched arm, the Saiyan proceeds to drag Gabr over his head and straight into the floor. Gabr is powerless until he manages to manoeuvre his tail around the Saiyans waist. He tightens his grip, then shifts his balance to throw the Saiyan back slightly. He loses hold of Gabr’s arm and Gabr springs onto his feet, preparing for the Saiyan’s next move. He simply stands there in his fighting pose. Both fighters stand motionless, waiting for a move. Eventually, Gabr musters all of his speed and snap vanishes behind the Saiyan. He’s unprepared, and takes the swift kick to his back in full. He grimaces. Suddenly, Gabr swings a sucker punch at his gut. It connects and shatters his armour. He falls back, in shock.

“How…How dare you break my armour?! You’ll pay for that!” Snarls the Saiyan.

“Seems like your true Saiyan blood is coming out. Are you going to fight properly now?”

“It seems I must sully my hands against you scum. Very well.” He shifts his stance, and begins to release his energy. With a loud scream, his power explodes and a harsh light emits from him. Gabr covers his eyes to the luminance. When it dims, he gazes at his enemy to find he has evolved. The opponent now has golden locks, spiked upright. His eyes shine with a deep emerald glow. He’s surrounded by a yellow aura.

“This, my Acrosian friend, is a Super Saiyan.” Gabr look in horror at the Saiyan. “And now, you will die.” He approaches Gabr at breath-taking speed, arm outstretched. Gabr can barely move before the punch lands on his left cheek. He’s sent hurtling through his tent and a boulder, shattering it. The Saiyan leaps towards the boulder and drags Gabr out from the rubble, then proceeds to launch him into the air. He follows him, appearing above him with his fists high above his head. He swings down, connecting with Gabr’s stomach. He chokes as he flies straight into the floor.

“Let’s see you try this one on for size. Galick Gun!”

A purple-hued beam shoots towards Gabr, and his sight is filled by the approaching blast. He barely avoids it by leaping with the remaining stamina he has, the blast exploding in the crater where he landed. Gabr coughs and splutters as the Saiyan approaches him. He drags the weakened Acrosian to his feet, and begins to charge a Ki blast in his free hand.

“You can take some comfort in knowing you were bested by a Super Saiyan. Not that you shouldn’t feel honoured to be in the presence of one to begin with. Now, be gone!” He says, blast growing larger. Gabr is unable to move until something inside him clicks. With the scraps of energy he has, he throws a sucker punch at the Saiyan. He slides backwards, Ki blast falling away. Gabr stands by himself and with a deep burning fire inside, tries to muster any remaining strength he can. The Saiyan holds back and watches the display, hoping that the Acrosian comes up with nothing. At first, his hopes are realised, until Gabr screams with an intense passion. His power spikes dramatically, and His body undergoes a metamorphosis. The Super Saiyan is in awe at this, unaware of the Acrosian ability to transform. Gabr appears from the dust in his Final Form. His green highlights glow slightly, his skin leeching a deep purple aura.

“So, let’s finish this.” Gabr deadpans. He vanishes and appears right behind the Saiyan and sends an upper cut into his back. This completely destroys the chest plate and sends the Saiyan into the air. Gabr simply interjects and prepares a devastating Ki blast. The Saiyan recovers and prepares his own Ki blast.

“Super. Galick. GUN!!” Screams the Saiyan, launching a massive beam towards Gabr.

“Hm. Supernova.” Gabr says slyly. From his finger, a gigantic black and purple Ki blast expands. He simply points his finger at the enemy and it soars straight at him. Both blasts connect and hold steadfast, no-one making any headway.

“This fight is mine! You have no chance you scum!!” Bellows the Saiyan. He’s using all of his might to hold his blast in place. Gabr simply smiles, then his face goes dead.

“See you in Hell.” He growls. The Supernova forces the Galick Gun towards the Saiyan.

“No. No no NOOOOOOOO!!!!” The last words of the Saiyan hang in the air and the blasts consume him. The Supernova then explodes and sends a massive shockwave through the ground. Gabr sighs with deep relief, then notices a crowd behind him. The other Saiyans who were part of the attack stand terrified at the might of Gabr. He simply smirks, then proceeds to take every single one out in an agonising way. The only thing remaining of the attack is the damage left on the Village, which Gabr proceeds to examine.
And now, a word from Miner

I was really impressed by the final pieces. Doc’s was very clean and I like the shading on his glasses. I was especially impressed however by Traveler’s drawing due to the effects it had. They look very good and almost genuine from the show. The addition of color was very good as well. However, Gabr’s stuck out more as it was an Acrosian (not as popular as other races) and was all full color, not to mention done on the computer which in of itself is very difficult. It also allowed me to write a slight variation to the usual “Saiyan goes super saiyan” trope, and also allowed me to get the view from their side.

 

Thanks everyone for your participation, and I hope to see more people jumping on board next year.

The Devblog will now return to its regular schedule of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Have a great New Years guys, I love you all.